Survey Data

Reg No

50080382


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1925 - 1930


Coordinates

311911, 233436


Date Recorded

24/05/2013


Date Updated

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Description

Attached three-bay three-storey pharmacy, built 1928, with timber shopfront to front (south) elevation and three-storey return to rear (north) elevation. Flat roof with rendered parapet. Lined-and-ruled rendered walls with cornice and painted signwriting over first floor. Square-headed window openings with rendered surrounds having keystones, painted granite sills and steel casement windows. Timber shopfront to ground floor, having central canted entrance bay flanked by plate glass windows set over masonry stallrisers, in turn flanked by engaged render pilasters supporting fascia with raised timber lettering. Square-headed glazed timber door with matching overlight. Matching toplights to plate glass windows. Square-headed door opening having replacement steel door and matching overlight providing access to upper floors. Glazed timber-framed display cabinets to interior.

Appraisal

Located on the site of the old Black Lion public house, this pharmacy has been in continuous use since its construction. The early twentieth-century shopfront and the signwriting contribute to the urban character of Inchicore village. The retention of early windows enhance the facade, and the multiple pane toplights echo those of the well-designed shopfront. Though the interior has been extended to the north, the retention of the original display cabinets adds to the historic character of the building and continue to serve the community today.